Cafe Church

We want to try to make Church a place that is relaxed and accessible. Some people want to talk about faith, even want to come to Church, but find a traditional service hard to understand, just confusing. So we developed Café Church as a place where everyone’s welcome.

These are held occasionally on a weekday morning or afternoon to explore a Christian topic over coffee/tea and seasonal snacks. Dates of Café Church are below:

Cafe Church 2021

Advent Café Church

Our Minister, Tanya, inspired us to create Christmas decorations. She produced a wide selection of small articles and guided us in our creativity. Jim and Ruby provided coffee and mince pies. A Christmas atmosphere took over and great fun was had by everyone.

Harvest Café Church

At the Harvest Café Church Edna entertained us with a most enjoyable illustrated talk about the harvest season before mechanisation. It brought back happy childhood memories to many of those present.

A great time was enjoyed by everyone.

Café Church in September

The theme of our September Café Church was the development of the Bible Garden in the Church grounds. Norman Deans along with Campbell Adie have been working in it over the summer months and Norman gave us an interesting talk about plants mentioned in the Bible which they have planted. Bill Cormie, Councillor, who was instrumental in organising the planting of crocii by the children of Mile End School, joined us. Afterwards we wandered around the garden followed by discussion about the way ahead

A great time was enjoyed by everyone.

Café Church in August

We had another super The sun shone again on Café Church on Friday 27th August. Memories were shared of happy and not so happy school days! We had fun trying to identify each other from school photographs taken many years ago. Some people were harder to spot than others! Tanya provided us all with blackboards, chalk and white boards to add to the school atmosphere.

A great time was enjoyed by everyone. The next Café Church will be held on Wednesday 22nd September.

Strawberry Café Church

After many months on Zoom at last we were blessed with a bright, warm afternoon when we could meet for Café Church in person! Strawberries and cream were the food choice (self-catering style). Minds were put into gear with a Strawberry themed quiz and everyone enjoyed a good chat and catch up.

Music Theme Café Church

We had a very enjoyable Café Church on Zoom this morning with a musical theme and a wonderful hymns quiz provided by Joy. We all had a lovely time with many memories being brought to mind through the music!

Christian Aid Café Church

Our Christian Aid Café Church was on Zoom, on Friday 14th May at 10.30am. We enjoyed watching short film about Rose, a farmer in Kenya and the climate crisis. We had a great quiz and lovely chat together. Thank you everyone for joining us.

Spring Café Church

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On Wednesday 21st April we had Café Church on Zoom. We enjoyed own tea/coffee and chat. We shared gardening tips and thoughts. Thank you everyone for joining us.

Pre - Easter Café Church

Our Pre-Easter Café Church meeting on Zoom was great fun as Tanya instructed us on how to make a lily and a cross, with just coloured paper and glue. The lily proved a challenge to some but the efforts were to be commended!

Pancake Café Church

On Tuesday 16th February we had a Pancake Café Church on Zoom. We all had a lot of fun with the amazing quiz prepared by Sheona. We enjoyed the company and pancakes with tea/coffee. Thank you everyone for joining. And we are already looking forward to the next Café Church on Friday 26th March at 10.30am.

Café Church on Zoom in January

On Wednesday 27th January we had Café Church on Zoom. This time we designed Word Art mostly related to year 2020. We enjoyed own tea/coffee and chat while we got creative. Thank you everyone for joining us. And we are already looking forward to the next Café Church – Pancake Café Church on Shrove Tuesday, 16th February.

Cafe Church 2020

Advent Café Church on Zoom 2020

On Friday 4th December from 10am on Zoom we had a lovely time with everyone. We have made easy paper Christmas and we enjoyed own tea/coffee and mince pies while we got creative. Thank you everyone for joining us.

Pancake Café Church




On Tuesday 25th February we held Pancake Cafe Church on Shrove Tuesday in the Garden Lounge. Everyone enjoyed a good time of fellowship.

Cafe Church 2019

Advent Cafe Church


On Monday 9th December we held Advent Café Church in the Garden Lounge. Everyone enjoyed making Christmas decorations for their home.

Fair Trade Cafe Church

On Friday 4th October we held Cafe Church. Ann Robertson from Cults Church was talking about Fair Trade products. It was special day, because we were celebrating 25 years of the Fair Trade.


Cafe Church with visitors from Malawi


Café Church was held on Friday 6th September at 10.30am in the Garden Lounge. We had an opportunity to meet and get to know Sydney and Blessings who have come all the way from Nkolokoti Church to visit us at Midstocket.

Strawberry Tea

Strawberry Tea was held on Friday 28th June at 2.30pm in the Garden Lounge. Gloria Potter who is the local scholarship lead for Dr Graham’s Homes updated us on her recent visit to the Dr Grahams’s Homes in Kalimpong, India and also updated us on Sharon’s (our sponsored school pupil).

Cafe Church for Christian Aid

Pancake Cafe

We enjoyed lovely home made pancakes on Shrove Tuesday whilst sharing information about our partner church Nkolokoti Church in Malawi. Everyone enjoyed a good time of fellowship.

Cafe Church 2018

Advent Cafe Church


Our Advent Café Church on Friday 7th December was well attended and after enjoying coffee and mincepies we started to make table decorations appropriate for Christmas. As you can see, great fun was had by everyone and some beautiful arrangements were made.